by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
This report covers:
- Threaded muzzle
- Testing plan
When I reviewed the ASG CZ 75 P-09 Shadow BB pistol recently, several readers said they owned the P-07 and liked it. Little did they know I had one ready to test.
If you look at the Pyramyd Air website you will see many ASG CZ-75-P-07-Duty-BB-pistols. This is the all-black one that has blowback. There are guns without blowback that cost less and guns with blowback and extra finishes that cost more.
This pistol I’m testing is single action only, despite the trigger appearing to be double action. Either the hammer must be cocked or the slide racked before shooting the first shot. I have already racked the slide and can tell that this slide is light. The recoil impulse from the blowback will probably be lighter than with a gun that has a heavier slide.
The muzzle is threaded but the threads are carefully hidden. ASG sent me a silencer to attach to the muzzle. The silencer is not baffled so it is for appearance, only, but I plan to test the accuracy of the gun both with it on and off.
A special key is inserted into the muzzle to unscrew the threaded capo. That exposes the internal threads that the silencer screws into.
The P-07 is larger than a pocket pistol but smaller than a full-sized duty gun. Think of it as a backup gun. The frame is full-sized, making the pistol fit an average hand very well. The slide is metal and the frame is polymer, just like the firearm, but they are carefully blended to look like they are made from similar materials.
The bottom front of the frame has a 1913 Picatinney rail for mounting lights and lasers. The 20-shot BB magazine drops free with the push of the release on the left side of the frame. The slide release works as it should and holds the slide back after the last shot. The safety is on the left side of the frame and works easily. No special buttons are needed to release it. There is also a safety lever on the right side of the frame, but it is cast into the frame and does not function.
On the P-07 firearm the safety can also be a decocking lever, but on this BB pistol it’s just a safety. All the controls are positioned to be operated by the shooting hand, if you are right-handed.
The pistol weighs 1 lb. 10 oz. unloaded. That is 26 oz., so it is light for its size, however, the 9mm firearm weighs only one ounce more.
The grip frame is stippled front and rear for a very grippy feel when held. There are no grip panels on either the BB guns or the firearms because the polymer frame serves that function. What would be the panels is also textured rough on both sides.
As stated, the magazine is a drop-free stick mag that holds 20 BBs. The follower will stay locked down and BBs are fed into the top rear of the magazine.
The CO2 cartridge installs through the backstrap. Push up on what looks like a small lanyard ring in the bottom rear of the grip and lift the backstrap up and off.
The P-07 does not have the traditional three white dots that most defense weapons have. Instead, the entire rear notch is outlined and the front sight dot fits in the notch when sighting. I may have more to say about it when I shoot for accuracy.
I am not going to buy a firearm to test alongside this BB pistol. I’m already doing that for several other airguns, so this will be a straightforward 3-part test, unless something unexpected pops up.
So far I am impressed. Apparently there was a meeting in the BB gun manufacturer world and everyone decided to make their guns as realistic as possible. I like the trend. Now let’s see if I like the gun!